National Assembly panel points out lack of coordination among three tiers of govt in quake-hit zone

Published On: November 28, 2023 08:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

RUKUM WEST, Nov 28: The National Assembly’s National Concern and Coordination Committee has pointed out the lack of coordination among the three tiers of the government in the rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in the earthquake-affected areas.

The parliamentary committee under the Upper House of the Federal Parliament expressed this during a discussion organized here today by the District Disaster Management Committee Rukum West.

The Upper House Committee pointed out that although some level of coordination is seen among the three tiers of the government in the rescue and relief works, this was lacking in the reconstruction and the temporary shelter programs. 

The Committee’s Chairperson Dil Kumari Rawal Thapa said coordination among all three levels of government is inevitable in relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction activities in the earthquake-affected region.

On the occasion, former finance minister Janardan Sharma stressed the need for building temporary shelters in the quake-hit zone within a week. He said that 30,000 temporary shelters have to be constructed within a week as the cold is increasing day by day and the earthquake survivors are facing problems due to this. 

Also a lawmaker from Rukum West, Sharma mentioned that although various agencies are involved in constructing temporary shelters, there is a dearth of resources, including human resources, for the same. 

"Cold is increasing sharply and there will be the risk of diseases if it rains. The main priority at present is to build temporary shelters. Tarpaulins are no good for keeping safe from cold," he said. 

Former minister Sharma said although the government has released funds for the construction of temporary shelters, this was delayed as the required documents have not been coming from the local governments.



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